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and reviewing national defense. now he's taken time to pause and sum up his vision for the country. abe spoke before the diet for the first time since his liberal democratic party took power. the prime minister said the economy is his top priority. he noted deflation and the strong yen are shaking japanese people's belief that working hard will bring rewards. >> translator: i will restore a strong economy and unshakable determination. i will press ahead with my three areas of economic policy, bold monetary measures, a fiscal policy and a growth strategy that induces private investment. >> abe urged lawmakers to swiftly pass extra budget bills for the current fiscal year to pay for stimulus measures. he said his spending measures won't go on forever and that he aims to achieve healthy public finances. the prime minister then turned his attention to diplomacy and national security. he said japanese and u.s. leaders should strengthen their alliance to restore the tight bond their countries once enjoyed. he promised to take firm action own territorial disputes close to home. >> translator: the go
with the unrest, but a state of emergency and nightly curfew had been widely ignored. the defense minister has warned that the country could collapse if the political chaos continues. soldiers have given the police authority to arrest civilians, but the protest will likely continue. demonstrators are determined to force out president morsi, but he is continuing with business as usual. tomorrow, he scheduled to make his first official visit to berlin. >> investigators in brazil are still trying to establish how a nightclub escape official scrutiny and became a deathtrap for hundreds of young people. >> it was the venue for a concert with indoor part text that led to a devastating fire. 231 people died in the blaze, mostly college students. >> thousands took to the streets of santa maria on monday night in a peaceful protest. they wore white to honor the victims and demanded justice. earlier, residents created a memorial outside the nightclub for those who died inside in the blaze. >> the country is in mourning, and we feel the need to share the pain of the people who are suffering. we are here,
the country. sue choi, nhk world, seoul. >>> u.s. defense leaders are expanding their role in the region. they are establishing a presence in niger. pog press secretary george little says al qaeda poses a threat across the region. he says they have not worked out details yet but u.s. media have reported that niger's leaders have given permission for a u.s. drone base in the country. >> this is a very important agreement and working with them to find out precisely what kind of military presence we might have in niger in the future. >> flying toer shares a border with am jeer ya. 37 foreign workers were killed there earlier this month. niger borders mali, where french and other forces are fighting islamist insurgents. the rebels took advantage of a military coup last year to take control of large parts of northern mali. >>> people in another conflict zone are seeing more evidence of the cruelty of the war they've been enduring. the bodies of at least 65 men have been found in the northern syrian city of ahelp pope most of the victims were apparently shot in the head. opposition fighters an
back. as we heard earlier, each of its president has been in berlin today on the defensive as his government faces its biggest test so far. >> opposition groups accuse him of betraying the revolution. they've been out on the streets demanding that he form a new unity government with them taking part. supporters reject that and say that he is moving egypt in the right direction. >> both of those views are represented right here in berlin. here's more on a debate that goes far beyond each of its borders. >> living in berlin net for more than a year now studying political science, she keeps herself informed on the politics of egypt through close contact with friends and family in cairo. she is worried. >> it is kind of ironic that two years into the resolute -- revolution, we are at the same place with a state of emergency being imposed and people demanding the same thing they were two years ago. it is very telling and very indicative of what the country is going through now, going backwards to what it used to be before. >> she is an active member of a network of artists and professi
their time deciding what's genuine and what's fake. police say common sense can often be the best defense. >>> many refugees arriving in japan are looking for sancuary but end up homeless. among them is a growing number of africans. so why is their almost to harsh? eisuke takahashi explains. >> reporter: this man says he arrived from nigeria in november. he applied to the justice ministry for refugee status. in nigeria, islamic extremists continue to terrorize and attack christians. he says they killed his father and younger brother, both christians. he also says he fled to japan because his life was in danger. he arrived in japan with about $500, but it lasted only a week. he has been homeless for nearly two months now. >> reporter: the first thing he ate in japan was a bowl of seasoned beef and rice. that was his last square meal. >> reporter: in japan, refugees cannot work for six months after applying for asylum. the government gives them $16 per day for living expenses and $440 per month for housing. but the number of applicants is rising, so it takes as long as three months to proce
. the german defense minister opened the conference by focusing on the current conflicts in syria and moly -- mali and emphasizing the importance of ongoing cooperation between europe and the united states. them in the united nations has been gridlocked over syria for months, and often, these occasions provide a more informal opportunity for an exchange of ideas. one of the most prominent speakers will be vice president joe biden of the u.s., and he stopped off in berlin on the way to the meeting. >> the u.s. vice-president peter were when visit to the german capital and his first to the german chancellery. he held an equally brief press conference after talks with chancellor merkel, giving high praise for trans-atlantic relations. the two reportedly discussed conflicts in syria and moly -- mali but made no public statements on the matter. his next stop is munich for an annual security conference, a meeting of high-ranking international policy makers, and mali and syria will be at the top of the agenda. >> the situation in the entire region is very dangerous, and we have to prevent it from
data from ships in the defense system. they said the missiles had three stages and flew from north korea's northwest coast toward the south. they said it appeared to turn westward over the east china sea over south korea. they saw something from the third stage go into orbit, what north korea called a satellite and they say it's still there. they point out any rocket that puts a satellite into orbit needs to change course by adjusting its thrust. so the japanese defense officials say the north koreans appear to have improved their control technology. a former admiral of japan's maritime self-defense force said leaders need to keep a close watch on the north koreans. he warns they may develop the technology to put long-range ballistic missiles into service. >>> prime minister shinzo abe is taking a new action over a decades-old issue involving korea. agents from the nation abducted citizens in the 1970s and 1980s, and it's unclear whether the ab dua abductees are alive or dead. they decided to get all ministers involved in the abduction task force instead of only a few of them, and
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